There are some performers who took"suffering for their art" to a whole new level. Buster Keaton fractured his vertebrae while filming Sherlock Jr. Linda Hamilton suffered permanent hearing loss while making Terminator 2. Bob Hoskins experienced hallucinations after Who Framed Roger Rabbit which were so severe, he stopped acting for a year.
Since these movies are hailed as masterpieces, you could argue the actors' suffering was worth it. No pain, no gain, right? But what if you suffer for your art... and nobody sees it? Imagine physically pushing yourself for a film so badly, you suffer chronic injuries. Now imagine that film is considered one of the worst things in the history of celluloid.
How embarrassing would it be to fund and star in a movie that you think will bag you an Oscar and it turns you into a laughing stock? How depressing would it be to think a movie will make your career only to watch it tank so spectacularly, most people never heard of it?
Here are ten times actors suffered horrifically for a movie that no one saw.
James Egan has written 80 books including
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